1997 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: Great ride - poor mechanical f

1997 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

101 Total Reviews

G Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Great ride - poor mechanical function
By kgal37 on


1997 Ford Taurus G 4dr Sedan


Excellent acceleration and handling -
good quiet ride. Mechanically the
worst car I ever owned - needed
transmission replaced at 39,000 miles -
under three years old, and since have
replaced transmission sensor three
times. Engine shot at 97,000 miles.
The car had overheated. Seems that
engine light is always on and many
small electrical problems.
At transmission repair shop, many
Ford's -Taurus and Windstar in for
repair - this transmission should have
been recalled. Also, per mechanic, the
Taurus has problems with Crankshaft and

Best Features

Excellent for shorter trips. Engine provides good power and ride is extremely smooth.

Worst Features

Transmission issues were not addressed - the Dealership ignored frequent requests to check the transmission amongst complaints about delay between time of acceleration to start of car.
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